Hong Kong: Looking Ahead to 1997

Britain and China resume talks on the colony's future

Even the most senior foreign correspondents in Peking were hard pressed to recall any incident to match it. Emerging from two days of discussions with British diplomats last week over the future status of Hong Kong, Chinese Negotiator Yao Guang was besieged so vigorously by reporters from Hong Kong that he was almost knocked to the ground. The startled Yao retreated to the safety of a staircase. "All I can say," he volunteered, "is that the talks are useful and constructive, and we will resume our talks on the 25th of July."...

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